Sunday, September 23, 2012

More than 1,000 pastors plan to challenge IRS by endorsing presidential candidate

clip  More than 1,000 pastors plan to openly defy the IRS by telling their congregation on October 7 to vote for a particular presidential candidate, according to Fox News.

The annual event, dubbed “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” has been organized by the conservative Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom. The pastors participating in the event plan to preach about the election, endorse a candidate, and send video of their sermon to the IRS.

“The purpose is to make sure that the pastor — and not the IRS — decides what is said from the pulpit,” Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel for the group, told “It is a head-on constitutional challenge.”

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1 comment:

  1. These churches (or the IRS) need to decide whether they
    are  going to be political organizations -
    proclaiming partisan politics from the pulpit - places of WORSHIP. 
    Not both.
    Not in America.
    p. s. I come from a religious background.
    I know that their are many good people out there in various faiths
    (AND outside of those faiths)...many good people searching for answers,
    searching for community, and searching for a this all-too-harsh world.
    There's only one thing I can say to you:
    think for yourself, be yourself, trust yourself.
    Don't just accept something because it comes from a "voice of authority".
    For ultimately YOU are responsible for your life, and how you try to live it.
    That’s why you have freedom of choice and a conscience:
    to choose, not just to follow....
    And if you do choose to attempt merge Church and State,
    if you start going that road in this multi-cultural. multi-religious country:
    as has happened so many times in the world’s history,
    you risk corrupting and losing control of your own religion.
    You may very well wind up
    losing BOTH political power ...AND your religion.
    Strict separation of Chuch and State is the only sane alternative.


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